Connector provides USB-C power supply and connection convenience

13-09-2022 | Wurth | Connectors, Cables and Enclosures

W├╝rth Elektronik provides an interesting solution for those developers who wish to take advantage of the USB-C connector format for applications but do not require the high data rates that come with the USB 3.1 standard. Under the name WR-COM USB 2.0 type-C, the company offers a horizontal receptacle and vertical plug versions of the popular symmetrical connector based on the older USB standard.

Those who use the USB 2.0 version of type-C plugs can utilise the higher charging current of the 3.1 standard and transfer up to 100W of power.

WR-COM USB 2.0 Type C is intended for longevity. The SMT-mountable components have extra solder pads for strong mechanical fixation on the PCB. The doubled contacts are gold-plated. The durability of the connectors is at least 10,000 mating cycles. They are created for the industrial operating temperature range of -40C to +85C.

By Seb Springall